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Old 05-30-2016, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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I do feel very sorry for this tragedy and for young man's family.

I just hope they don't shoot the horse. Too many human behaviors have been causing the death of too many animals lately.
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Old 05-30-2016, 04:23 PM
 
Location: southern kansas
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This is right near me, and I have been to this rodeo numerous times. A death has never happened at this rodeo before.

Also it's been quite eye-opening how callous some people on the internet are about this. Just disgusting. Show some damn respect.
Might not hurt to show some respect for the animals too.

I'm sorry this man lost his life in a tragic accident. But what he was doing was dangerous, and he chose to do it anyway. So to a degree he brought it on himself, and that mitigates my sympathy level somewhat. If that makes me callous, so be it.
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Old 05-30-2016, 11:59 PM
 
Location: central Orygun coast
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Is it OK to say I'm really looking forward to the Reno Rodeo?
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Old 05-31-2016, 02:34 AM
 
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This is right near me, and I have been to this rodeo numerous times. A death has never happened at this rodeo before.

Also it's been quite eye-opening how callous some people on the internet are about this. Just disgusting. Show some damn respect.
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Might not hurt to show some respect for the animals too.
You just beat me to it. I'm getting sick and tired of all of this boo-hoo-ing when a human being gets killed or injured while misusing animals for the damned amusement of people!

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I'm sorry this man lost his life in a tragic accident.
Well, that's probably the expected thing to say but all I can say is "too bad."

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But what he was doing was dangerous, and he chose to do it anyway. So to a degree he brought it on himself, and that mitigates my sympathy level somewhat. If that makes me callous, so be it.
You and me, both. These types of events should be outlawed.
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Old 05-31-2016, 02:35 AM
 
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Is it OK to say I'm really looking forward to the Reno Rodeo?
You might first check with the animals and ask them if it's okay.
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Old 05-31-2016, 09:52 AM
 
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This is right near me, and I have been to this rodeo numerous times. A death has never happened at this rodeo before.

Also it's been quite eye-opening how callous some people on the internet are about this. Just disgusting. Show some damn respect.
Dude, relax. Nobody is being callous. The truth is that bronc riding is a risky sport and everyone who does it knows the risks. Every rodeo rider I've known has made creaking and crunching noises when he moved because it's so damn hard on their bodies.

It was a matter of time before something happened at this rodeo. Nobody may have died at Cowtown before, but rodeo deaths are inevitable - it takes a moment for something like this to go bad even in the best situation. It's a hoof landing in a certain place at a certain moment in a split second of time. Hell, a little girl got killed around the same time barrel racing - her horse had a heart attack and fell on her.

I used to go down to Cowtown all the time, and I stopped when the moron rodeo clown set off fireworks in the ring and spooked one of the broncs in the chute before the bareback round. The horse tried repeatedly to climb out of the chute and could have seriously injured itself (not sure what the end result was), with the clown standing there looking confused as heck as to how this could happen and the fireworks still going off around him. Um, duh, you've got untrained horses in tight enclosed spaces and you're setting off a bunch of fireworks a few yards away. What did he actually think was going to happen???

After seeing that sort of idiocy, I decided I wasn't going back,
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Old 05-31-2016, 10:11 AM
 
Location: TX and NM on the border of the Great Southwest.
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Broncs are usually finished with their riders after they get them off their back. It's the bulls that carry grudges.
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Old 05-31-2016, 10:52 AM
 
Location: High Bridge, NJ
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I just hope they don't shoot the horse.
Why on earth would that happen?
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Old 05-31-2016, 11:30 AM
 
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Rodeos should be banned, imo.
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Old 06-04-2016, 10:05 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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I have a hard time classifying anything that requires irritating/pissing off an animal for human entertainment a sport, but that's just my opinion. It's sad this person died as result of his 'sport', but a small part of me doesn't feel all that sorry for him.
Your sympathy for the rodeo stock is misplaced. No animal on the planet is better treated than bucking stock. Those animals are super stars. They have their own sports statistics and their own physical therapists. They have their own fan clubs. They get the very best food and the very best medical care.

It's a days work for them... err, 8 seconds of work for them, probably no more than once a week. Most of them know their job well enough to stop bucking and head for the exit as soon as the buzzer blows.

If a horse kills the rider it is most likely an accident. Horses don't like stepping on people. Some of the bulls will go after people while their adrenaline is up, but then they are placid and easy to handle once they are not performing.

People like dangerous sports. Rodeo is no more dangerous than dozens of other soorts, including favorites like football.
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